Later, Leahcim began seriously to think about pursuing a career singing jazz. The vocalist's first foray into jazz found him performing for weddings and fundraisers. He later participated in pro jams around Chicago, honing his stylistic approach to this interpretive art form.
In Chicago, Leahcim has appeared in performance at various venues such as Hothouse, The Underground Wonder Bar, and The Note.
Leahcim's sound is unique, not a Frank Sinatra cookie-cutter voice. Many compare him stylistically to Johnny Hartman, while Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, and Tony Bennett count among his greatest influences. Leahcim brings a certain modernity to mainstream vocal jazz. His EP, Sentimental, is merely an appetizer to what will surely be an enduring recording career.
Leahcim has "...an extraordinary sense and dedication for ballads and lyrics with a straight ahead, unassuming style." --The JazzZine
The American Music Guide (AMG) rates Sentimental 3 1/2 stars.
Contact & Booking: Black Basil Management, (773)620-1866.
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